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the family unit intact. although the victim won't be deported, she is concerned about the father of the children being deported. that has a chilling effect. that is a consideration that we as a community have to take. >> i will chime in on behalf of the domestic violence community; it has been a high priority for us to change the role of california and other states, operating with secure communities for many reasons; one of the major ones is the chilling effect on victims come forward, concern for their own safety or the deportation of the father of the children or their partner. we work with angela chan and the statewide organization against domestic violence; angela did a webinar, a top priority. we will support tom -- introduced on monday to strengthen california's response to this. we are living in san francisco where things are not quite as bad. you can speak to anyone no matter where they are on the continuum of immigration reform about the chilling effect of domestic violence survivors and families, and why the federal initiative is dangerous. >> that is n
million people live in the united states. and each person uses an average of 100 gallons of water every day. man: what it takes to actually make clean water is somewhat a mystery to most customers. woman: so how does water get from the river into your house, or here at school? woman: somebody has to bring that water to us, and somebody has to take it away when we're finished with it. man: the water infrastructure is vital for disease protection, fire protection, basic sanitation, economic development, and for our quality of life. man: you just can't visualize all the assets that are under our feet. we have about two million miles of pipe in this nation. if you're walking around in an urban area, you're probably stepping on a pipe. man: our grandparents paid for, and put in for the first time, these large distribution systems. woman: and in many cases, it's not been touched since. man: we're at a critical turning point. much of that infrastructure is wearing out. narrator: our water infrastructure is made up of complex, underground systems that function continuously. these 10 locations t
science positions every year in the united states cannot be filled by available american workforce positions. and i have positions that need to be filled so that our technology industry can continue to thrive. simply put, u.s. based companies have a great need for those trained in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. but at least right now there are not enough americans trained and ready to fill these jobs. we cannot continue to simply hope that american companies do not move operations to countries where they have greater access for individuals trained in these s.t.e.m. fields. we cannot continue to ignore this problem. it's that simple. continued in action -- especially since the american enterprise institute has confirmed 100 foreign-born workers with s.t.e.m. degrees create an average of 262 additional jobs for nativeborn workers. let me tell you, these countries would love to have the american educated ph.d's and other highly educated individuals return and boost their economies. not only from their acquired skills, but also by creating these new jobs as well.
now the code-liaison to the alcohol licensing unit. my partner is here. charlie, would you introduce yourself? he is my partner. what we do is run the daily operations of the unit. we are also the sounding board for them when it comes to the various type of permits and licenses we may be having difficulties with. i have my units working with the permit officers at those stations, who are the first line, reporting directly to their captains. i wanted to say that my highest priority is public safety. when we review an application for a new venue, be it entertainment, a bar, or a night club, it is very important that we look at the impact the venue will have on the neighborhood, and the community itself. however, i must also keep in mind and be aware of entrepreneurship and small business owners as the backbone of our city. they had a lot to the culture and flavor of san francisco and we do not want to lose that. we take these factors into consideration. ultimately be want everyone to have an enjoyable and safe time when they go out after hours to enjoy the city at night. that is my vie
. earlier, i spoke to the us ambassador, robert ford. he said that was a concern for the united states and they would keep asking the un for transparency on exactly how that money was part -- how it got to those who need it. >> they are only putting band- aids on the problem, rather than treating the actual cause. any chance there can be any diplomatic movement, given the large number of countries, given that some of the allies of the syrian regime are there? >> all the speeches are about the humanitarian situation and the pledges. you can see people milling around. this is just outside where they are having a banquet, the official lunch underway right now. i suspect around those tables, when you have those high-level figures, including the president of lebanon, one of the neighboring countries, king abdullah of jordan, people of that level, representatives of many countries involved -- i think there will be talks about the political impasse at the un , particularly those very strong comments that came from lacked are brahimi, the un-arab league -- from lakhdar brahimi, the un-arab lea
of destruction in the united nations world heritage site, looting tombs and burning into documents. residents have welcomed the soldiers with open arms. >> just days ago, the islamists still controlled timbuktu. now their flag has come down. soldiers and civilians are celebrating. >> i dreamt of this day. mali is being reborn. >> most residents of the ancient trading town were relieved when paratroopers arrived. timbuktu has been in the hands of islamists for 10 months. >> for 10 months, the islamists enforced a strict form of sharia law. this man says his hand was chopped up because he was accused of stealing a mattress. this woman says she was with and jailed for a minor offense. >> my head job -- hijab slipped off my face. that's why they put me in jail and beat me. >> residents have been raising the traces of the islamists. some have been taking revenge, plundering stores belonging to merchants suspected of collaborating. in ethiopia, a donor's conference has raised pledges of hundreds of millions of aid. its president expressed his gratitude. >> thank you on behalf of mali and the malia
and county of san francisco where i handled domestic violence cases and nienl years as an assistant united states attorney here in the northern district of california where ironically handled domestic violence case in the presidio which isn't the typical jurisdiction matter but more importantly i'm a husband and a father of a daughter and this is important and in light of the current events that have taken place it's important that the two commissions get together to affirm our commitment to combating domestic violence and protecting witnesses and candidly this couldn't be a better time. today i received the san francisco attorney, the magazine from the bar association, and the cover of the magazine is "domestic violence, not a cookie cutter approach" and they interviewed two attorneys and i know both but no prosecution interviewed, no police department involved in the interview, and it's essentially taking us back 10 steps. all of the hard work put in by the da's office and this article i was bothered by it and i think there should be response to the article and i think tonight is the
and the chief and i think it was a year ago when you created this unit and housed them on the premier floor on the hall of justice and we fought for that and without that these people wouldn't be working in unity today and i want to thank the police department and the police commission for that opportunity. >> please call the next portion of line item three please. commissioner chan. okay. >> thank you for that presentation. i appreciate it. and the approach to all of these and looking at in a comprehensive way and the 55 page family violence council 2011 report is really impressiv3 test test >> she will present the district attorney's office on the review of san francisco rates for domestic violence. >> we flipped a coin. have you to be here this evening in front of of these commissions to talk a little bit about our work in the district attorney's office as it relates to domestic violence. as many of you know we have a vertical domestic violence unit as it relates to misdemeanor and felony prosecution. domestic violence notoriously difficult to prosecute requires building meaningfu
. anthony foundation. this is the groundbreaking for our brand-new dining room with mercy housing 90 units of affordable housing for seniors. [applause] [applause] this is one of the finest examples of collaboration in the non-profit sentor sector and i'm proud to be part of it. on behalf of the board of directors of st. anthony foundation, i want to offer our greatest gratitude and appreciation for all your help. thank you. [ applause ] >> good afternoon everybody. doug shoemaker the president of mercy housing foundation and this is a fabulous day. it doesn't get more complicated than the scenario we put together here. that is the san francisco way. if you can do it simply, you wouldn't want do it. [ laughter ] >> so we have tried to make it complicated, but the result is going to be an unbelievable, unbelievable community asset really what st. anthony and mercying housing and what all of our partners are about. there are so many people here that one of the things we're going to have to live with today a long list of thanks. not everyone will speak, but i want to acknowledge many of th
and thousands of them. today the international community is being asked by the united nations to dig deep into their pockets. >> the united nations is asking for up to $1.5 billion in humanitarian assistance for the syrians affected by the war. 200,000 of them are here in southern turkey. others have just about enough money to pay for apartments for themselves. those in the worst conditions are actually in syria themselves, internally displaced refugees who have not been able to leave the country, they are the ones the united nations is the most concerned about. >> james, thank you very much. a court in the netherlands has rejected most of the allegations against the oil giant, shell, related to oil spills in nigeria. the judges dismissed four out of five cases that were brought. farmers claimed that the oil leaks had polluted land and waterways in the delta. in one case they ordered a subsidiary of shell to compensate a farmer for making it too easy for saboteurs to damage a pipeline. nick has more. >> the people of the delta have long protested against oil pollution, which they say has
candidate to fulfill the office of secretary of transportation for the united states in lieu of the fact that secretary ray lahood has resigned. i did ask him just before we went on the air, should i start calling him secretary? he said not quite yet. let's go back to jeff in lou. >> charles, thank you very much. let's talk about politics for a little bit here as governor martin o'malley, lou, is widely seen as interested in running for higher office. there aren't that many higher offices once you have been governor of the state. so potentially running for president in four years. >> president of the united states. there was an interesting article today on politico.com that talked about his chances. they said, basically, that he would have a difficult time if secretary of state clinton gets into the race -- >> as would all the other democrats. >> or if vice president biden gets in the race. aside from that they said this is an important speech for him because -- and that he is -- he wants to make sure that the speech goes not only to the people in
in graffiti and i have done everything from being an officer to being a supervisor of the unit, to be a supervisor of multi-agency units dealing with it, to being the executive director for the entire state california state association of graffiti inspectors. so i have a fair amount of background. i was first involved in 1991 in the gang unit to deal with the guys called taggers. i continued with that until i retired last june. so it was a long two weeks. it's kind of typical, because a lot of times jurisdictions don't understand how deep the issue is when it comes to graffiti. i am a certified instructor and teach officers on this area. i have had my card handed out. this is my phone number. i have absolutely no problem with people calling me any time to discuss graffiti issues, graffiti cases. any of that stuff, i'm always available. that is why i put my card out there. so first off, before we get into the graffiti program we have to talk about the person who is going to be dealing with graffiti when he gos to court. i understand from my experience that personnel and train
there are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants here in the united states. >> yes, they broke the rules. they crossed the border illegally. >> some crossed the border illegally. they have broken the rules. >> and the overwhelming majority of these individuals aren't looking for any trouble. they're contributing members of the community. they're looking out for their families. >> the overwhelming majority of these folks are just trying to earn a living and provide for their families. >> businesses that are trying to do the right thing, that are hiring people legally, paying a decent wage, following the rules, they're the ones who suffer. they've got to compete against companies that are breaking the rules. >> this puts companies who follow the rules and americans who rightly demand the minimum wage or overtime or just a safe place to work, it puts those businesses at a disadvantage. >> first, i believe we need to stay focused on enforcement. that means continuing to strengthen security at our borders. >> first, we know the government has a threshold responsibility to secure our borders.
in places around the world and there has been an impact to many municipallalities around the united states and ballot more is actually secretary a settlement with the banks to be able to recover funds that were lost and there were municipals in the bay area and san jose that are looking to recover a possible fund as well and this hearing is asking our financial advisers in the city to assess what the impact is to san francisco and later, we could decide whether we want to join other cities and counties around the country and any kind of senilitiment we could find but most of all, it's important know that many municipallalities were effected and many are imposing austerity in how they do their service and is carry out services and thankfully we are not doing that in san francisco but it's important to look at our own finance and is work with other cities around the country in order to find some recompetence if it's necessary. my last item to action is introducing an ordinance to create the outer mission commercial district will extend along mission street from 280 down to the san matt at a
to attribute that to a joint effort by the scu unit as well as the district attorney's office. the first point of real contact that dv victims have are the inspectors and svu. once inspectors make the initial contact that is where the trust begins. once that trust is established it is turned over to our office where our attorneys try to maintain that trust. honestly, with a number of attorneys that we have it is very difficult to maintain that. as we know it is not just the perpetrators who continue to have power and control over the victims but there are families and relatives out there for the defendants who also apply a lot of pressure on the victims. i think that one of the most crucial points in prosecuting dv cases is when the victim begins to turn away from us, the prosecution. i honestly believe t we need more resources because at that point in time it is not a matter of us letting these cases go. i think we have defined other means to be able to pursue these cases even when victims don't always cooperate or even when they don't come in to testify i have to believe that
-- by the united states postal service. oca is a national organization 20 years ago urge the postal service to issue a series of stamps to honor the contributions of chinese americans and we have the support of many local organizations, the chinese chamber of commerce, the chinese consolidated benevolent associations and many other national organizations and national leaders that joined asking the post office to consider doing that. we see the stamp as an important part of the american cultural heritage; chinese-americans are a big part of it. this is a special year, our twentieth year. i would like to introduce our mayor, ed lee, this is his press conference. mayor lee has been to many, many if not all of the -- in san francisco. in as many capacities as a public official in san francisco. mayor lee? >> thank you caludine for your work. from the first time when you were in dc getting us excited about our national stamp; really our national culture could be reflected for everybody in america. this is a wonderful opportunity yet again and i know this is the sixth stamp? sixth in the sec
that somewhere halfway around the world she simply vanished. >> i called united airlines. they stated that she didn't board the flight. >> reporter: tonight her husband steven is caught up in a gut wrenching global missing persons case. >> you know, you have so many thoughts going through your mind. you don't know what to think. you don't know what to believe. you don't know what to expect, what's going to come out of this. >> reporter: it was a dream vacation she planned with a friend who dropped out at the last minute. her family says she had every reason to come home. she even cut her trip short because she missed her 11 and 9-year-old sons and she was eager to register for classes at a local college. >> i've been married to her for 14 years and my love for her is deeper than for any other individual. >> reporter: tonight these grainy surveillance videos could be the best lead investigators have as they scan for clues to the 33-year-old mom's disappearance. nothing seems amiss as she walks around a mall, eats alone in a food court. eerie images taken a day before she lost touch. >> was she
. united nations secretary general said the fund raising goal had been exceeded. >> representatives from nearly 60 countries met in kuwait to examine how to help with the millions of people who have fled the fighting within syria and the 700,000 who are refugees in neighboring countries. the french military advance against islamist fighters in northern mali continues to make rapid progress. emma the troops have taken control of the airport over the weekend. virtually unopposed, the -- two other cities of the weekend. the french are now negotiating with tuareg rebels, who say they have control. >> onto economic news, and financial markets have been on the rise these past few weeks as hopes have grown that the worst of the year of crisis has passed. today in spain, there's a reminder that things are very bad still for millions of people. revenue figures show spain sank even deeper into recession in the final quarter of last year with the economy contracting faster than ever. more than one in four spaniards are already out of a job, and new figures suggest that unemployment could get even w
announced the military will let women serve in front line combat units including infantry, armor, artillery even potentially special forces >> jon: wow. first gays, now women. what's next? noncitizens? oh, really? for hundreds of years before both those other groups? the point is to it's a major policy shift. there are bound to be detractors >> there are certain anatomical facts about upper body strength. your 6'4 ," 240 pound marine you're injured and you need the marine next to you carry back to safety. your the marine next to you is a 5'4 "women who weighs 115 pounds. >> jon: you're going to have tons and tons. (mumbling) with their wee little hands and their wee little feet. have you ever seen them eat. they pick up a dinner roll like this. and a tine he little sharp teeth. wait a minute. i'm thinking of mice. mice should not be serving in the military. no matter how adorable they might be. sergeant whiskers, i can't napalm you. as for the woman are too weak eument it would be a bad idea to send the linebacker to fight side by side with the pixie regiment. maybe the military could have
directly at the united states. the communist nation says it plans to carry out a nuclear test and more long-range rocket launches. >> state media made the announcement that north korea was locked in an all-out war of confrontation with its arch enemy, the united states. >> it's archenemy, the united states. >> stephen: whoa, archenemies? folks, this is a serious increase in hostilities and i cannot sit idly by while they make these threats. so i want to say something right now to north korea. heeeeey. [ laughter ] heeeeey. [ laughter ] democratic people's republic of korea. we need to talk. [ laughter ] look, uhh, we're flattered that you think of us as archenemies, but that's kind of taking our relationship to a whole other level. kind of a big commitment and i'm not sure we're ready for that. [ laughter ] i mean we just got out of a 50-year archenemy thing with the soviets and that was really special. [ laughter ] you're lucky if you hate somebody like that once in a lifetime. [ laughter ] and since then we thought we'd play the field. tried to have some quickies with iraq and afghanistan
the election. on the other hand we seem to be here in the united states helping morsi selling military equipment to him as we speak. what do we make of morsi? >> well, morsi is the first democratically elected president that egypt has ever had. he did not win by a large margin but did he win. instead of trying to governor in a consensus fashion recognizing that he did not win by a large margin recognizing that there still isn't a parliament, there are going to be elections later this spring, instead of trying to put together a national unity government, having opposition forces in his cabinet and so for the, he has governed as a muslim brother. he has the religious right in all the key positions and he has alienated people this way. >> cenk: it's really interesting because on the other hand israel seems to be fairly happy with him, so are we. we send in more aid and military weapons to help him. that's something you might not necessarily expect. he's deep muslim brotherhood in domestic policies of egypt, but externally seems to be saying the right things. >> externally he has not rocke
, there are more than 20 times the new housing built in 2011. that's just a beginning with 23 thousand new units? the next several years never have we seen this since 1906 when we had the great earthquake. housing in treasure island and? center market and downtown. we can't built our way to affordable. all of this will do little to help our poorest residents in need of subsidized housing. what we're doing now with our pickup system isn't working either. supervisor cowen knows this because she works on it everyday in her district. if we can't mend that structure we should end it arrest that have despite what we've said residents who keep your which i think so ups and strategies that are already making a difference if we make the com time arrest we have all people into one thriving community. the financial mold is integrated as well private investment and local money. no more poster housing that traps generation after generation racially in isolated complexes. there is nothing san francisco about that and we should not tolerate it. what holds us up today, we completely are rebuilding our communi
intensive care unit, nurses to lots of care for various patients and they do it well, so why not? the answer is it's impossible in many cases to fit what nurses do into billing codes so you can get paid for it. what you pay for you get and we've got a system that has evolved that has been responsive for what we paid for. if you're going to move from a transaction-based system, in my opinion, to a longitudinal care model of primary care, then you have to move away from transaction-based payment and discrete payment and moved to budgeted payments, longitudinal payments to take care of patients for a period of time without regard to what the billing for the individual service is u.k. and then let providers,.yours, nurses and others and that they how they approach care of their patients without the shackles of being limited by what billing codes well and will not allow for in my opinion. >> any outcomes that appear in washington because i can't find anyone with these ideas to go to when i go to see my doctor. i think that's part of the problem, patients are frustrated. if you see a good model, y
including the battery charger and will return the unit on wednesday to its makers, secura plane technologies in the u.s. state of arizona. japanese and american inspectors plan to visit the company this week. >>> it has been a long journey but south korea is now a member of the exclusive club of countries that claim successful space launches. they say for the first time, they have sent a satellite into orbit on a domestically built rocket. the rocket carrying the scientific satellite blasted off wednesday from a space center in the country's southwest. >> translator: our scientist and engineers successfully launched the narrow rocket today it blasted off at 4 p.m. and 540 seconds later, sent its scientific satellite into orbit. >> the device will measure ion and radiation levels in space. the success of the tensely awaited launch sent jubilation across the country. south korean space official also been trying to send their own rocket into space with russian technical cooperation for the last 11 years. their two previous attempts ended in failure. analysts say north korea is likely to react s
. they spend all the money on themselves and their own operations. it's like that united states navy guy who raised millions for veteran and is ended up giving them one%. this is an official government report. you should pay attention to it.. >> hello supervisors, my name is m o n e t i had the pleasure of sitting in on a meeting with barbara garcia last night. it was real good and i got to ask her a question because this is something that i am working on i'm not just bringing it up to the board of supervisors i'm actually acting on it as you know san francisco is a very harm reduction city which, is very good. i like that. and with me living in sr o in the harm reduction sr o, that have i guess a contract with the department of health, and one thing that i'm working on is making sure that hiv testing and s ti testing is conin those buildings that are being contracted with the department of healthed because, of one push-back would probably be is that a lot of the agencies that are working with hiv and aids, will lose money. but, if we really look at the bigger picture, what better way
by terrorists. but the human rights activists says militia supporting assad abducted the victims. the united nations and arab league envoy to syria warns the country is breaking up before everybody's eyes. lakhdar brahimi is urging the security council to do something now. >> syrian has been destroyed bit by bit. and in destroying syria, the region is being pushed into a situation that is extremely bad and extremely important for the entire world. >> brahimi wants the council to take concrete action. security council has been divided on this conflict. the united states and other western countries have demanded president assad step down. russia and china have close ties with his administration. their leaders oppose international intervention in syria's domestic affairs. >>> a new survey suggests even people in countries considered to have a free press shouldn't take it for granted. reporters without borders released its annual survey assessing the commitment by governments to protect freedom of the press. japan plunged 31 spots to 53rd place out of 179 countries and territories. the nonprofit
of the constitution because article 3 says that the judicial power of the united states rests in the supreme court and the other federal courts. >> stephen: there's nothing in the constitution that says the constitution is constitutional. check and mate! [ laughter ] >> wrong again. >> stephen: okay. >> wrong again because the supremacy clause says that the constitution and the laws of the united states are the supreme law of the land. it's right there in the constitution. >> stephen: the states should pass a ratified new amendment that says be it known you are not -- >> if they did that it would be up to the federal courts courtso interpret it. >> stephen: will there be troops in tennessee telling local sheriffs to enforce this law? >> that's not going to happen? this is rhetoric. they have the executive orders. one of the executive orders calls for a dialog on mental health. >> stephen: the federal government cannot come in with jack booted dialoggers and talk about things we don't wish to consider. >> if you want to object to the dialog file a suit. can i recommend lawyers to you. >> stephen: i
. >>> "outfront" next, the united states prepares new offensive against al qaeda. >>> plus, will she or won't she? hillary clinton, robert reish, a man who has known her since he was 19 years old, reacts to our cnn interview and tells us about a date he had with her. >>> apple will launch a new ipad with a very different price tag. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, attack of the drones. the american government is launching a new war, some of this country's 7500 drones may be about to take off with new targets in their sights. today, nijar's ambassador says he has agreed to let the u.s. military put drones in his country in an effort to gain intelligence on mali, algeria and libya, three spots where we have seen a recent explosion in al qaeda linked attacks on americans. eric schmidt is senior writer for the "new york times" covering terrorism. he broke the story this morning that the u.s. is planning a drone base in niger. the lieutenant general oversaw the first predator drone strike in 2001. in such a crucial question as this war on al qaeda ramps up a
with a deadly storm here in the eastern part of the united states. there is wind damage all across the southeast, some of it from tornadoes. one death is reported in tennessee, another in georgia. right now the worst weather is crossing georgia. cnn's miguel marquez is in adairsville where there is significant damage. tell us what is going on. >> reporter: huge damage. at least one person, we understand, was killed when a building collapsed but fortunately not where i'm standing, at least not that we know of. this entire area -- this looks like it was someone's -- part of somebody's lunch that was being made is here. across the road, this is the main road in adairsville, georgia. two roads are completely destroyed. you can see the cars that are flipped over and semitrucks are flipped over as well. you can see this was a plant making heavy machinery this morning, 50 to 100 people in this thing. it is completely demolished. everyone, everyone made it out alive and fine. we talked to a couple of employees who said they hid in the bathroom and prayed and prayed but they finally were able to get out
million people in the united states, one in five americans, cannot see a doctor when they need to. lack of access to a primary care provider is a national problem, but those most impacts are people who are low income, minorities, seniors, and people who live in rural communities whether it's vermont or wyoming. as we've seen time and time again with dental care, mental health, and other health care issues, the groups that lead -- need health care the most are the least likely to receive it. the good news is just 11 months from now we'll be providing health insurance to 30 million more americans through the affordable care act. the bad news is we don't know how we are going to be providing primary health care to those americans who now have health insurance. let me rattle off some statistics that i think should be of concern for the congress, and, in fact, for all americans. not widely known, and maybe you'll talk about it, but approximately 45,000 people every single year die in the united states of america because they do not have health insurance, and they do not get to a doctor on ti
francisco unified school district to the united administrators of san francisco of san francisco and the 2013-2014 initial proposal for a successor collective bargaining agreement from the united administrators of san francisco to the san francisco unified school district. i have one speaker who filled out a card for this item. >> richard keshy president of the united administrators of san francisco. good evening president norton, commissioners, superintendent carranza. on behalf of the united administrators of san francisco and its negotiation team we look forward to negotiating with the district's negotiating team through interest based bargaining to come up with the best contract for our dedicated and talented members of the san francisco unified school district. thank you. >> thank you. all right. any other questions or comments from the board? no? okay. with that i'm going to close the public hearing and move onto the next agenda item, item m, discussion of other educational issues. the first item tonight i'm going to call on commissioner maufas. >> thank you presi
in the united states still killing people there. lieutenant general, the administration told me no boots on the ground with al qaeda in mali, but is this the new boots on the ground? >> well, drones are more properly titled remotely piloted vehicles, and what they allow us to do is project capability without projecting vulnerability. that's one of their advantages. but the biggest advantage is really persistence. in other words, they provide the ability to observe a particular area, analyze what's going on and then react in an appropriate way to meet whatever the national security objective is at the time. in this particular case, they'll be used for intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance purposes up front. >> eric, here's the likely new cia chief john brennan. he was the guy who sort of started the whole drone thing. here's what he said about drones that seems to be really important when we think about what the repercussions could be for this country. >> there's another reason that targeted strikes can be a wise choice. the strategic consequences that inevitably come with the use
, mandating the most aggressive green building standards for private construction anywhere in the united states. and showcasing them in this new building. >> the city for the sfpuc, it was critical that the building stay as a lead building. the easiest thing to do to cut out millions of dollars, let's just go from lead platinum to lead gold. but that wasn't the objective. this needed to be the best example of energy conservation of any office building in the united states. >> we became involved in the san francisco public utilities headquarter project during the time when the project was at a stand still for a number of reasons, largely due to budget issues. and at the time we were asked to consider an alternative design using concrete rather than the scheme that was potentially planned for previous to that, which was a steel frame structure that used hydraulic dampers to control seismic motion. >> so, i met with my team. we worked hard. we came up with a great idea. let's take out the heavy steel structure, let's put in an innovative vertical post tension concrete structure, great idea.
that here in the united states, as in other countries that are recovering from the great recession, the fiscal multiplier is actually greater than 1, meaning that a $1 reduction in government spending shrinks the overall economy by more than $1, doing net harm. oxford economics puts the fiscal multiplier of the united states at 1.4, which means for every dollar you cut, you ha you had e lose $1 340eu in gross domestic product. goildman sax, which is not exactly a left-wing outfit has put it close to 1.5. cut $1, lose $1.50 in gross domestic product. economists at the the university of california have found that during recessions -- and it is important -- during recessions, the fiscal multiplier in developed countries generally falls between 1.5 and 2. that complicated economic gobbledygook boils down to this: $1 in reduced government spending will reduce gross domestic product by more than $1 -- by $1 340eu or $1.70 or whatever the multiplier is, and damages the economy without accomplishing the intended deficit reduction. other countries teame attemptedt austerity -- spain, greece
in the united states now. >> for comprehensive immigration reform to work, it must be clear from the outset that there is a path to citizenship. we have got to lay out a path. a process that includes passing a background check. paying taxes, paying a penalty. learning english. and then going to the back of the line behind all the folks who are trying to come here legally. that is only fair. all right. >> under the president's proposal, undocumented workers would be required to register, submit to background checks, pay fees and penalties, learn english and have their paperwork start at the back of the immigration processing line. senator john mccain released a statement saying while there are some differences in our approaches to this issue, we share the belief that any reform must recognize america as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. we should all agree that border security and enforcement is particularly important. house speaker john boehner released a statement saying we hope the president is careful not to drag the debate to the left. and ultimately disrupt the difficult wor
to have the just that position of job creation, we created 5 million jobs in the united states. if you were saying it's worse but the five million people are saying it is worth it. >> eric: you are saying there is five million jobs created? >> from the low point. >> that is different. >> he was in office. i think, come on eric, we spent 5.8 t78d and we have a negative growth rate. >> this the first quarter we've had a negative growth rate. we a super storm sandy and lots of fiscal negotiations. i think we're probably going to have close to 3% growth rate of 2013. the recovery is coming along, but it's not coming as fast as anybody would like it but it is coming. >> eric: we'll leave it there. no major sell-off on white house despite the news. the dow still flirting with 14,000. sandra smith keeping an eye on it all. i'm looking down 44 on the day where we have negative growth for the first time in 3 1/2 years. that is not bad, is it? >> reporter: sell-off considering how bad the news were. traders were astonished that the equity market hung in there. s&p 500 still above 1500. it contin
that i deal with and service, they've been hurt by weak natural gas prices in the united states. that is not hurting core labs, is it? >> that's right, jim, if you look at our technology, it's better applied to international crude oil related projects. so if you look at our revenue mixed right now, we are 80% crude oil and 20% natural gas. half of that natural gas revenue comes from large lng developments like we have novell in the mediterranean, chevron and exxon off the west coast of australia. so these large lng plays play into our strength, as well. >> well, i've got to tell you. this is the best quarter i've had you on of all of them. so thank you very much, david demshur. >> thank you so much, jim, our seventh time has been a real pleasure. >> the stock tends to get hit after the company reports and then you buy. i don't know if it's going to get hit this time. that's how good clb's quarter was. core labs is bankable and so is the company. stay with cramer. >>> coming up -- the prime time retail king that delivers everything to your door versus the maker of gadgets you nev
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